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post #12586 of 15044

I just bought some HD650's for a steal and was looking at balanced wires....

 

Is the main difference between balanced and unbalanced 3 vs 4 wires?

 

ie...

 

Balance:

+ and - are 2 wires per side - using an XLR 4 pin. 

 

unbalanced:

each side gets its own + but each uses a common ground. 

 

 

Is that it? Or is there something deeper going on here?

post #12587 of 15044
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Originally Posted by mvrk10256 View Post

I just bought some HD650's for a steal and was looking at balanced wires....

Is the main difference between balanced and unbalanced 3 vs 4 wires?

ie...

Balance:
+ and - are 2 wires per side - using an XLR 4 pin. 

unbalanced:
each side gets its own + but each uses a common ground. 


Is that it? Or is there something deeper going on here?
For the headphone wiring, that about it. Just need two wires going to each driver which requires a 4 pin connection.
post #12588 of 15044
Yea, pretty much. Each side has it's own ground L +/- and R +/-
post #12589 of 15044

Since I did the cross talk mod on my Bravo I wonder if I can remove the 1/4" connector and put on a dedicated female XLR in order to have it fully balanced. 

post #12590 of 15044
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Originally Posted by mvrk10256 View Post

Since I did the cross talk mod on my Bravo I wonder if I can remove the 1/4" connector and put on a dedicated female XLR in order to have it fully balanced. 

This is really taking the thread off course (more than usual) since it is a Gallery and not a general DIY discussion. 

 

That being said, the Bravo circuit is not a balanced one, even with the cross talk mod.  Putting an XLR on would not do anything other than give you a more secure connection that changes where the grounds join by an inch or two. If you simply want to have a fully balanced cable to use if you get a real balanced amp then go for it.

post #12591 of 15044
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

This is really taking the thread off course (more than usual) since it is a Gallery and not a general DIY discussion. 

 

That being said, the Bravo circuit is not a balanced one, even with the cross talk mod.  Putting an XLR on would not do anything other than give you a more secure connection that changes where the grounds join by an inch or two. If you simply want to have a fully balanced cable to use if you get a real balanced amp then go for it.

That is what I thought. I just wanted to confirm. I know we have deviated some, thanks for your help. 

post #12592 of 15044

hey guys quite new with cable making and have been using L4E6S for just about every recable and IC making. Any good alternatives?

post #12593 of 15044
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Originally Posted by siles1991 View Post

hey guys quite new with cable making and have been using L4E6S for just about every recable and IC making. Any good alternatives?

Not sure about cost but thats basically the same as the Mogami 

post #12594 of 15044

What is the correct name for a cable Y splitter? I have seen some pretty nice ones on here... but I cant seem to find any for sale. 

post #12595 of 15044
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Originally Posted by mvrk10256 View Post

What is the correct name for a cable Y splitter? I have seen some pretty nice ones on here... but I cant seem to find any for sale. 

I've always called it a Y-Split...

 

That's also what YewAudio and Lunashops calls it, probably Toxic Cables as well (though you'd have to ask him as I've never been able to find one of his for sale online).

post #12596 of 15044

Before I do the removable cable mod for my T1, I tends to practice on my old phones.

The cable I am using is way to thick for light phone like this, but it is just for fun.

After I done the mod, it actually sounds amazing on my HDVD800, I think I will pause my T1 mod and enjoy my phone a bit first~~~~

 

 

post #12597 of 15044

My 3.5mm to 3.5mm

 

My 3.5mm to 2x RCA

post #12598 of 15044
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Originally Posted by undersys View Post

 

My 3.5mm to 2x RCA

 

This reminds me I should build a 3.5mm to RCA cable to try out this ODAC sitting on my desk for the past year.  Why the right angle on the 3.5mm though?

post #12599 of 15044
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post

 

This reminds me I should build a 3.5mm to RCA cable to try out this ODAC sitting on my desk for the past year.  Why the right angle on the 3.5mm though?

 

The two cables I made are to go from my x3 to a portable amp and to a larger desktop full size amp.
I feel the right angle plug works better on the 3x for me, just personal :)

post #12600 of 15044

I am trying to make my 1st LOD (straight) for my ipod using the Viablue mini plug. Just wondering what length of the 3 wires I should cut.

 

Also I saw some LOD's have 3 wires and some 4 wires. Why 4 wires? Sorry I am a newbie.

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